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Re: [Qemu-ppc] [PATCH 01/10] ide: Break all non-qdevified controllers

From: Markus Armbruster
Subject: Re: [Qemu-ppc] [PATCH 01/10] ide: Break all non-qdevified controllers
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2012 16:15:27 +0100
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Alexander Graf <address@hidden> writes:

> On 17.12.2012, at 15:43, Markus Armbruster wrote:
>> Alexander Graf <address@hidden> writes:
>>> On 17.12.2012, at 15:05, Markus Armbruster wrote:
>>>> They complicate IDE data structures and keep getting in the way.
>>>> Also, TRIM support (commit d353fb72) is broken for them, because
>>>> ide_identify() accesses IDEDevice member conf, but IDEDevice exists
>>>> only with qdevified controllers.
>>>> The non-qdevified controllers are still there, but attempting to
>>>> connect devices to them fails with "IDE controller not qdevified yet;
>>>> drive <name> ignored".
>>>> Affected machines:
>>>> * g3beige's first IDE channel (MacIO)
>>>> -hda, -hdb are on first channel, and no longer work
>>>> -hdc, -hdd are on second channel, and still work
>>>> * mac99's second and third IDE channel (MacIO)
>>>> All four IDE drives no longer work
>>> Nack. This breaks the default targets of qemu-system-ppc and
>>> qemu-system-ppc64.
>> Please tell us how much more time you want to qdevify IDE for these
>> targets.  Thanks!
> I don't know. If it's dear to you, just convert it
> yourself. Apparently you're quite deep into the details here already,
> so it's a lot easier for you than for me anyways.

These controllers aren't dear to me, they're in the way.  Have been for
years.  I doubt hacking them is easier for me than for you.

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